Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

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Approximately 10,000 specimens make up the exhibits at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, including mounted dinosaur skeletons, mummies, gems and minerals, and wildlife habitats. Altogether 22 million items are under the museum's care, and exhibits are occasionally rotated. See the world's first tyrannosaurus rex skeleton and the only fossils of a juvenile brontosaurus known to man. You'll follow the evolution of mammals from 65 million years ago through the ice age to the present day. Take a look inside dioramas of forests with wildlife and villages featuring the evolution of human culture. Numerous children's activities, such as bone digging and discovery camps, make it a good fit for any age. Our Pittsburgh online itinerary planner makes visiting Carnegie Museum of Natural History and other Pittsburgh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Imagine not only seeing dinosaur bones but being able to lie next to one; or touching a lion mount! The dioramas allowed my 4 yr old grandson to get a feel for the size of one animal next to... 
    Imagine not only seeing dinosaur bones but being able to lie next to one; or touching a lion mount! The dioramas allowed my 4 yr old grandson to get a feel for the size of one animal next to...  more »
  • Excellent displays with good spacing between them, large halls for social-distancing or crowds, bench seating in each hall section for rests or the weary, and reasonable entry fees for all with... 
    Excellent displays with good spacing between them, large halls for social-distancing or crowds, bench seating in each hall section for rests or the weary, and reasonable entry fees for all with...  more »
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  • We hadn't been down to visit in a few years. We had such an amazing time! Grab a building map on your way in because you'll need it to ensure you don't miss anything. We discovered areas of the museum we never knew about! There was so much to do and see. You could spend days there! And the security guards were all so friendly and helpful. The gift shop was excellent! We left with a bag of good finds. The snack bar "fossil fuel" had delicious and affordable foods, just not enough seating at lunchtime. Parking was expensive at $10 but it is what it is. Overall it was a wonderful day and we're looking forward to getting back to enjoy all that the museum has to offer again!
  • This is our first time here. This place is huge. It took us most of the early afternoon to go through. The dinosaurs skeletons were very cool. The kids loved them and so did I. My wife loved the art museum I thought it was ok. (Just not my cup of tea). The natural history museum was really cool though. To see everything in here would take you all day. We will definitely be back to look around more

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